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Learning Briefs | March 30, 2021

Lessons Learned: Providing business training in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement

Building on lessons from CRS' programming for South Sudanese refugees in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda--and incorporating CRS’ experience with business skills training in diverse contexts across the world, CRS launched a livelihoods project in 2020 that piloted a newly developed Business Skills Toolkit designed specifically for refugee populations. The Business Skills Toolkit training concluded with the awarding of business grants to successful applicants based on the business plans they developed as part of the curriculum. This learning paper documents the lessons learned while implementing the Business Skills Training and grant transfer process throughout 2020. The Lessons Learned focuses on the perspective of participants and those responsible for project implementation, with the goal of identifying practical recommendations to improve the quality of future projects.